Financial guidelines for supporting the management of Sites of Special Scientific Interest Natura 2000 sites
Glossary and guide to terminology
the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (c.97)
the Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967 (c.86)
the Countryside Act 1968 (c.41)
the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c.69)
the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 (SI 1994/2716)
the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 6)
Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the conservation of wild birds (OJ L 103, 25.4.79 p1)
Conditions which must be observed in return for receipt of subsidy in accordance with Council Regulation 1782/2003 of 29 September 2003, implementing the Common Agricultural Policy Reform. See also related terms - GAEC and SMR.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Forestry Commission Scotland
Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition. Compliance is required under Council Regulation 1782/2003 of 29 September on CAP Reform. See also Cross Compliance and SMR.
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (OJ L 206, 22.7.92, p7)
The term "land" should be understood in these Guidelines to include buildings and other structures, land covered by water (as well as the water body itself) and any right in or over land. This definition is analogous to that provided by The Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions)(Publication and Interpretation etc. of Acts of the Scottish Parliament) Order 1999 (SI 1999/1379) 1.
An informal term used for convenience to refer to the person (normally the owner or occupier) with direct responsibility for the management of land within or affecting a protected site.
Land Management Order
An contractual agreement concluded between SNH and a land manager:
to secure the management of the land as a nature reserve (section 16 of the 1949 Act 2);
to secure the conservation and enhancement, or to foster the understanding and enjoyment, of the natural heritage of Scotland (section 49A of the 1967 Act 3);
for the purpose of conserving the flora, fauna or geological or geomorphological features of an SSSI (section 15 of the 1968 Act 4),
for land management activities outside the SSSI which may benefit the nature conservation interest of the SSSI (section 15 of the 1968 Act 3); and
for the management, conservation, restoration or protection of a Natura site, or any part of it or land adjacent to it (regulation 16 of the 1994 Regulations).
Natura 2000 sites collectively make up the Natura 2000 network, which is comprised of Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) designated under the Habitats Directive, and Special Protection Areas (SPAs) designated under the Birds Directive. See also the definition of "European site" contained in regulation 10 of the 1994 Regulations.
Nature Conservation Order
An operation specified in an SSSI notification which, under the terms of the 2004 Act, requires the consent of SNH (i.e Operation Requiring Consent).
An informal term used for convenience to refer to both SSSIs and Natura sites
Rural Development Regulation (Council Regulation EC 1257/99 as implemented by Commission Regulations EC 1750/99 and 1783/2003 )
Rural Stewardship Scheme
Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Scottish Forestry Grants Scheme
Statutory Management Requirements. Compliance is required under Council Regulation 1782/2003 of 29 September on CAP Reform. See also Cross Compliance and GAEC.
Scottish Natural Heritage
An SSSI is a Site of Special Scientific Interest notified in accordance with section 3 of the 2004 Act, or a site originally notified in accordance with section 23 of the 1949 Act or section 28 of the 1981 Act which is an SSSI by virtue of the provisions of Schedule 5 of the 2004 Act.